Thursday, April 12, 2018

Check Out the New LTC Trend Tracker SNF VBP Predictor Tool


AHCA/NCAL has launched the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Predictor Tool, available exclusively to skilled nursing center members through LTC Trend Tracker, to help organizations determine the financial impact of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) SNF VBP Program on their facility. 

Data collected for the first year of the SNF VBP program will impact reimbursement for skilled nursing care centers beginning October 1, 2018.

About the Tool

The SNF VBP Predictor Tool provides valuable insights about your center's performance for the Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM), and enables you to plan for future Medicare Part A disbursement based on this performance to quickly establish benchmarks and set targets to guide performance improvement. 

By using the SNF VBP Predictor Tool, skilled nursing center members can create additional projections using their own internal revenue and readmissions data, such as SNFRM rates provided in CMS feedback reports. Using the tool's slider features, members can see the impact of readmissions on their Medicare reimbursement. 

If you have questions about the tool, you can access the SNF VBP Predictor Tool one-pager here and help document here. For additional FAQs and resources on the SNF VBP program, visit AHCA's SNF VBP website here.

Upcoming Webinar

Members are also encouraged to register for an upcoming webinar here about the SNF VBP Predictor Tool on Monday, April 23 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. During the webinar, AHCA Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Dr. David Gifford, will provide background information on the SNF VBP Program and a demo of the Tool. Coupled with peer testimony, this webinar will demonstrate the value of using the SNF VBP Tool even before the SNF VBP Program begins.

Access the Tool Now

Current LTC Trend Tracker users can access the Tool by logging to their account here. AHCA member non-users can sign up for an LTC Trend Tracker account here

For any assistance with LTC Trend Tracker, email help@ltctrendtracker.com.

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